Welcome to Big Ding - Repair Surfboards Like a Pro!
Here you will find useful tips for your surfboard repair and you will find our instructions for standard Dings, as well as Big Ding video tutorials. We also have the right repair kits for your project.
First of all, all Big Ding Surfboard Repair Products are produced with the highest quality standards and social responsibility in Germany and Europe. Our sets are suitable for all types of surfboards and, in addition to wave, kite and SUP boards, are most often used for windsurfing boards.
Things to know about surfboard repairs
- What damage does your surfboard have?
- Repair it yourself or repair workshop?
- Epoxy or Polyester?
- Big Ding Surfboard Repair Instruction
- Video Tutorial
- All Big Ding Surfboard Repair Kits
- Vorteile von Big Ding
1. What damage does your surfboard have?
There are different types of surfboard damages that can occur. Here are some common examples:
Dents: Dents are indented spots on the surface of the surfboard. They can be caused by falls, collisions with other objects or the weight of the surfer. Dents can weaken the board's structure and affect performance.
Cracks: Cracks can occur when the surfboard is subjected to heavy pressure or impact. They can penetrate the surface layer of the board or deeper into the material. Cracks should be repaired to prevent further water ingress and deterioration of the damage.
Fin box damage: The fin box is the bracket for the fins on the underside of the surfboard. The fin box can be damaged by impacts or heavy loads. This can lead to the fins no longer holding properly or breaking out of the board.
Delamination: Delamination occurs when the layers of surfboard material separate from each other. This can be caused by water infiltration, heat or damage. Delamination can affect the structural integrity of the board and should be repaired.
Nose/Tail Damage: The tip (nose) and tail (tail) of the surfboard are often prone to damage as they are subject to the greatest impact. Damage can appear in the form of dents, cracks or chips and should be repaired to maintain board performance and durability.
Rail Ding: A rail ding occurs when the edge (rail) of the surfboard is damaged. This can be caused by hitting other boards, rocks or hard objects. Rail dings can result in cracks, dents, or chipped edges and should be repaired to maintain board performance and prevent water ingress.
Board Finishing: Scratches and abrasions can result from friction with sand, rocks, or other hard surfaces. They can affect the aesthetic appearance of the board, but usually don't have much of an impact on performance.
2. Repair yourself or give it to a professional ding repair garage?
If your surfboard is damaged, you can consider repairing it yourself. Self-repairs can be a rewarding experience that puts you in control of the repair process and improves your crafting skills. You can learn how to repair dents, mend cracks, or remove scratches with a variety of resources and guides online. Self-repair can save you time and money by not relying on the services of a repair shop. It's important to be realistic about whether you have the skills and the right tools for the repair at hand. However, in the case of more complex damage or uncertainty, it is always advisable to take the surfboard to a professional repair shop to ensure repairs are carried out properly and over the long term.
3. Epoxy or Polyester?
Epoxy or polyester repair kit? Which surf repair kit should you use with which surfboard? The key is the core material. Polyurethane (PU), expanded polystyrene (EPS) or extruded polystyrene (IX-PS, XPS) are usually used here. While polyester surfboards with PU foam core can be repaired with polyester or epoxy resin, epoxy surfboards with polystyrene core can only be repaired with epoxy resin. So to be on the safe side, you should use epoxy resin if the construction is unknown.